Music, Movies, Dance and More in South Cobb This Weekend

Catch a performance of “Grease” at the Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton or take a candlelit stroll through the forest at Sweetwater Creek State Park.

Take a step back to a time when girls wore poodle skirts and guys with slicked back hair drove hot rods and hung out at the local malt shop. This Friday starting at 7 p.m., come out and enjoy an evening of “Grease”  performed by the members of the Footlights Summer Camp. The play is being held at the and is free to the public. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. so bring your picnic basket, gather your friends and family and get the weekend started right.

Japanese films have been leaving an indelible mark on viewers and the film industry since the infamous movie “Godzilla” hit U.S. theaters in 1954. An ever-changing art form, Japanese film makers have been upping the ante ever since. Come out to the Japanese Film Festival being held at the on Friday and view an award winning, never before released film in the U.S. The movie starts at 3 p.m. and is free to the public.

Many of us use a coupon every now and then to help stretch the family budget these days. Extreme couponing however, can help reduce everyday household spending dramatically. Find out how to save big bucks on your next grocery bill by attending “Extreme Couponing 101” this Saturday at in Mableton from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. It’s not just about clipping coupons anymore. The price of admission is $10 and each attendee will receive a detailed guide book.

Creativity helps to build confidence and self-esteem in young minds, and Lowes is doing it’s part through their monthly “Build and Grow” clinics for kids. Sign your child up for ' Saturday clinic beginning at 10 a.m,. and she can proudly tell you, “I made this.” The project this week is making wooden binoculars. Kids get the supplies, a work apron, goggles, and a certificate of completion all included in this free class. Register early as class size is limited by following this link.

The self-proclaimed “powerpop” band “We The Kings” will be performing live at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. This Indie rock group hails from Florida and has released several albums with their 2007 release being rated 151 on Billboard’s top 200 list. “The Summer Set” and “The Downtown Fiction” bands will also be performing live. The concert is included in the price of admission to the park, so make a day and night of it at Six Flags this weekend.

If dinner by candlelight in a stuffy restaurant isn’t really your thing, hiking by candlelight may get those senses tingling. Visit on Saturday from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. and take in the fresh air on this one mile guided hike to the ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill. Candle lanterns are included in the $5 tour fee with an additional $5 required for parking. Dogs and children under 6 years old are not permitted. Space is limited, so call 770-732-5871to reserve your spot today.

Selling antiques can be just as much fun as collecting them for many people, so pack up that antique glassware you got from granny and come out to the “35th Annual Collectible Glass Show and Sale” this weekend. The Peach State Depression Glass Club is sponsoring the event being held at the in Hudgins Hall. Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m until 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Parking is free.


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